Third-Cycle Courses

Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course VTV010F valid from Spring 2014

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  • English
  • Every other spring semester
  • The aim of the course is to teach participants a scientific approach to how ITS applications and their effects can be evaluated with respect to functionality, user related criteria, traffic effects and transport policy goals.
  • Technology assessment
    Technology tests and “validation”, Simulation, “Software in the Loop”, “Hardware in the Loop” tests.

    User-related assessments and evaluation
    Methods to identify the needs of the various types of actors and user groups with regard to ITS applications (HMI issues, Actor analysis, Goal trees, Interviews, Focus groups, Surveys) as well as methods applicable to evaluate ITS applications with regard to user reactions, behaviour and acceptance.

    Impact assessment
    Prospective and retrospective assessments,
    Evaluation steps, building of hypotheses on expected effects and possible negative effects as a result of undesired behavioural adaptations,
    Study design and methodology,
    Effect evaluation in simulator and in-field experiments,
    Impact assessment by network simulation (safety, efficiency, environmental effects),
    Short-term and long-term effects,
    Socio-economic impact assessment.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • comprehend the various evaluation criteria of ITS applications, as well as what scientific methods can be used for their assessment and evaluation.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to independently compose evaluation schemes and apply scientific methods to analyse the need for, technology used for and the effects of ITS applications.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • appreciate the value of systematic evaluation of the effects of ITS applications and the use of validated methods in evaluation.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Project
  • Self-study literature review
Examination Formats
  • Written report
  • Seminars given by participants
  • Peer-reviewing by fellow course participant will be practiced, which means that the report is read by a fellow student, the “reviewer”, who at the final seminar gives his/her opinion and comments on the report.
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
  • At least 6 semesters’ university studies
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basics in statistics
Selection Criteria
  • The first 16 applicants
  • • ADVISORS - Development of multiparameter criteria and a common impact assessment methodology. Deliverable D4_1 V1.2. Transport Research Laboratory.
    • CONVERGE - Guidebook for Assessment of Transport Telematics Applications.
    • eIMPACT - Socio-economic Impact Assessment of Stand-alone and Co-operative Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems (IVSS) in Europe). Deliverable D2.
    • FESTA (Field Operational Tests) Deliverable D6.4.
    • FITS (Finnish) Guidelines for the evaluation of ITS projects).
    • Pluto Handledning för planering av utvärdering vid införande av väginformatik (Swedish)
    • TEMPO - Handbook on evaluation best practice.
Further Information
Course code
  • VTV010F
Administrative Information
  •  -12-19
  • FN3/Per Tunestål

All Published Course Occasions for the Course Syllabus

1 course occasion.

Start Date End Date Published
2017‑09‑13 2017‑12‑31

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